MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

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A beach sign, of many warnings. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


A study conducted in 2015 shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (12-14-2017)

MRSA: Bad Boy Bacteria, By Sharlene Pilkey (05-23-2010)
It used to be swimmers ear, (otis exterma,) and then it was swimmers itch (cercarial dermatitis) if you went to the beach, everybody got it at one time or another, but now there is a new bully bacteria hiding on supposedly pristine beaches world-wide…

9 Surprising Diseases You Can Catch at the Beach, Huffington Post (08-23-2010)

Top Beach Hazards: How to Stay Safe on the Sand, Web MD (05-25-2017)
Beach hazards can vary by location and change over time. So what do you really need to be worried about? Several experts weigh in with their top picks…

Digging in Beach Sand Linked to Increased Risk of Gastrointestinal Illness, EPA (01-06-2015)


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